Community Services are part of the directorate of Community Services based across Newcastle. Within community services there are some excellent opportunities for qualified nursing staff.
The under-19 service provides services for all children living within Newcastle, including school health, family nurse partnership and health visiting. This offers a wonderful opportunity for nurses wishing to work and improve the lives of under 19s living in Newcastle.
Our community nursing service provides nursing interventions for the residents of Newcastle, including acute and chronic nursing interventions, including IV Therapy at home and palliative care within peoples own homes.
Preventing hospital admissions
Community services aim to prevent avoidable hospital admissions and have several teams supporting this including specialist support into nursing homes team, emergency department project, the community rapid response team and community matrons.
These teams case find and case manage patients to keep them at home and well supported. This offers an amazing opportunity as nurses to be part of this unique approach to community nursing and admission avoidance.
We have also introduced a same day response team where staff will rotate into for three months, responding to extra calls that come in throughout the day. This is an excellent opportunity to increase skills visiting wide variety of patients citywide.
Walk in care
Community Services also provides walk in services across the city, providing assessment and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries.
The Trust’s commitment to improving sexual health is evident in our sexual health services where our specialist nurses provide contraceptive assessment and provision, screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections including HIV as well as a range of specialist services for those whose needs are more complex.
Sexual health advisers contribute to improving public health by means of partner notification and sexual health promotion. This offers interested nurses a challenging and rewarding arena to work within.
Services are provided across children’s services, adult services,
We operate a varying shift pattern that including Monday- Friday working, 7 day working and 7.5 hours – 12 hours shifts
We have the following staff working within the departments, Matron, Sister/Charge Nurse, Clinical Educator, Nurse Practitioners, Health Visitors, District Nurses, School Health Advisors, Sexual Health Nurses and Advisers, Staff Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, and Housekeepers.
Whilst these are specialised area, there are still many opportunities for newly qualified staff and those who are more experienced, to gain and further develop general skills and also to get insight, knowledge and skills into the more specialised community services.
Structured programmes for preceptorship and supervision are recognised as being vital to the development of staff and are offered to anyone coming to work in this area.
Matron Treacey Kelly
Telephone: 0191 2826770
Matron Hilary Earl
Telephone: 0191 2823500